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The August Bank Holiday period is expected to be one of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (LJLA) busiest ever, with around 76,000 passengers expected to be travelling through the airport this weekend, close to the previous record.
The poor British Summer is likely to have contributed once again to the increases in passenger numbers seen in recent months through the airport combined with the many great value flights currently available from LJLA.
This year low cost operators easyJet and Ryanair have been operating to more summer sun destinations than ever before with a number of new holiday resorts featured for the first time. With almost 100 departing flights to 21 Mediterranean resorts this weekend alone, thousands of passengers are expected to pass through the airport.
LJLA’s busiest August Bank Holiday weekend to date was in 2007 when almost 80,000 passengers travelled through the airport and numbers are expected to come close to that record this weekend.
In addition to more flights for passengers in search of some European sun and sea, hundreds of destinations are available across the world via Amsterdam with KLM’s regular connecting service from Liverpool too. Whilst those looking for short city breaks also have a wide choice available this year.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Peel Airports, commented: "Once again I’m sure the poor British Summer will be tempting the region’s passengers to spend time away from the UK in search of some prolonged sunshine. The great choice of value for money flights and increased destinations looks like proving irresistible for many.
In addition, the growing international reputation of Liverpool’s Mathew Street Festival this weekend will no doubt bring over many visitors from overseas into Liverpool too."
Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced plans to take up the Liverpool to Isle of Man route formerly flown by Flybe. The service will operate between Liverpool and the Isle of Man up to 19 times per week initially, with plans to increase this to three times daily from the end of March.
Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country have been taking part in a major training exercise at Liverpool John Lennon Airport this week.